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Offline dewcorps

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« on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 20:11:21 »
I will start off, my average WPM is usually around 51, what is yours?

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Offline oneproduct

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« Reply #1 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 20:18:23 »
There have been some other threads but there hasn't been one in awhile, so I'm sure this is fine.

Mine is about 82 average, of course it really depends on how difficult the text is. Generally my lowest is around 74 and if the text is real easy I can do around 95. These are texts from typeracer and keyhero. In the TypeFaster typing tutor on the "Common Words" exercise I get just above 100 pretty consistently, but it's both easy text and I've done it so many times that I know what comes next without even having to think about it.
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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 21:20:08 »
I run about 65-85, but I'm slow compared with some here.

I remember there was a good compendium of them not too long ago where people posted typeracer (I think?) screenshots, and there was a list. I was about at the bottom.

Recently, I had to transcribe some audio in QWERTY, and I surprised myself as to how fast I could do it, but it was a lot less comfortable for me than Dvorak. I think I'm about the same speed in QWERTY, but I tire out faster.

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Offline rvrebel

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 21:26:53 »
80-85. When I'm typing I feel like I can go faster but my fingers just can't keep up. Which sounds stupid but if only my hands were more coordinated!

Everytime Ive tried these tests my wife has to come in the room to see wtf is all the noise. (usually gaming with headphones)
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Offline iindigo

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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 21:28:30 »
Around 65-70 according to tests, but the combination of having to read off what I'm typing plus tests making me flustered slow me down on them. When I'm just typing thoughts straight from my head, I can easily go at least 20WPM faster.

Offline Tony

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 21:30:14 »
For typing speedtest, I suggest this website

http://hi-games.net/typing





This website has nice option of replaying the whole test you've just done. It has 4 different test times.

If you are typing in Colemak/Dvorak rather than Qwerty, you can also set the layout to reflect your layout while typing as well as replaying.

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My hi-games.net profile:
30sec: 84wpm
1min: 78wpm
2mins: 74wpm
5mins: 71wpm

These speeds are only the fastest speed. My average speed is around 65-66wpm.
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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 21:35:56 »
I just did a typeracer. I hit 51. That's basically the speed I was at on my Model M, so I'm glad I'm back at it on my Cherry blues.
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Offline Foodmanchew

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 21:55:10 »
I recently learned how to touch type in September. On a site like this http://speedtest.10-fast-fingers.com/  with random easy words I get between 80-95 depending on how warmed up I am. (This is on a rubber dome or scissor switch keyboard). If I'm using a site like http://play.typeracer.com/ or http://app.typrx.com/ with passages, I'm usually around 70-85. Once there are numbers and symbols, I start slowing down. I'm sure once I'm typing on MX blues, my speed will increase. I'm hoping to consistently be around 100 by the end of the year.

Offline Playtrumpet

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 22:26:46 »
My old QWERTY speed was on average between 110-120. I stopped playing typing games for a while and my speed dropped to around 105-110 average. Then I wanted to mix things up and so I learned Dvorak.

I made this decision a few months ago, and I'm up to 100-110 average (much higher with easier words as easy/common words are especially easy in Dvorak). Because of this advantage, I've broken my high speed records with Dvorak, but I'm still working to build up to my old average speed. I spent years getting to that high average, so I'm patient about it.
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Offline Namkung

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 17 November 2011, 22:32:14 »
I would say I average 140~150 on 10fastfingers.
no way I could hit that on other typing test sites though with punctuations, numbers, and etc. probably 120~130 on those sites.
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i find myself typing fastest with red switches.
when i went to do the test on my blue after using red for some time, i found myself reading the words faster than i was typing them lol
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Offline drsauced

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 00:38:42 »
I'm usually around 80WPM on typeracer.  Much less if I'm drunk, but not much more if I'd had a lot of coffee.
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Offline bienc

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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 00:44:43 »
Just got an 89wpm on the test posted by OP about astronauts. I think I could have gone faster but the year "1959" got me.

The second test put up by Tony, I got 97wpm.

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« Reply #12 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 00:46:48 »
For how long are you able to hold such WPM ?
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Offline bienc

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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 00:51:14 »
I only did one minute tests and on typeracer I just got an 89 and an 85. So I guess my average is around the mid-80s. I can probably keep it up for a little while if I just have to read-type. I'm never in a position to keep typing for extended periods of time so not sure where I max out.
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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 00:53:02 »
iWhat about holding such speed after 10 min? and your accuracy?
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Offline bienc

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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 00:57:01 »
That might be pushing it, for me at least. Never really tried it, and I don't see any of the tests listed going for more than 5 minutes.
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Offline Skoobs

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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 01:03:55 »
only get like 50... was getting 80 yesterday lol

Offline nar

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« Reply #17 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 01:14:14 »
According to type racer my average is 100.
On another note anyone here have their own version of touch typing rather than the standard homerow stuff? Like my hands usually rest on:
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Offline RColinTaylor

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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 01:37:46 »
On my first Dry Run of OP's preferred test I scored an 83 but there was a lot of hickups involved in the beginning; I am not too great at capitalizing names and doing formalities associated with names.
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Offline Foodmanchew

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 01:41:08 »
I just created a profile at Speedtest fast fingers. I topped out at 92. :)  http://profile.10-fast-fingers.com/7787/Foodmanchew

Offline dippingriz

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 01:42:15 »
~65 with normal typing ~84 was the max for me.  I don't count the test unless it's gets less than 5% error.  Speed is nice, but I like to retain some accuracy.

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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 02:54:56 »
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Average on typeracer is 109. English or German doesn't really make a difference for me. When working I never reach those speeds because coding isn't really represented by theses tests, so it's pratically useless :D

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 08:06:53 »
I will try some of these test sometime, but when typing up Technical specification documents, I go around 90-92 and that is average for long typing sessions, speed wise I average around 112ish, I can go faster but I end up making mistakes on this crappy rubber dome, cannot wait for WASD to get red switches then Ill go into BEAST MODE! lol
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Offline NumberJ

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 08:17:50 »
My average on Keyhero or Typeracer is around 115-120. Typing for a long time doesn't really affect my typing speed in any way, although my fingers do tend to get tired after an hour or two.

Offline weenis

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 08:59:04 »
80-95, I use typeracer as well.
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Offline Lanx

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 13:14:32 »
I for one never advocate these typing tests as "accurate" or even useful, i'm not a dictation person, no i use the computer to type out words that come from my head into the computer. And with that I do it nearly one to one, of course I could talk faster, but I'm happy with the way I can just "spew" out mind to type if i have to. I think someone linked one of those programs where it just gives you a wpm of how a "real" person types instead of looking at the screen and reverbing stuff doesn't actually measure your true speed, unless all you do is dictation.

Offline bckai

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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 13:17:57 »
I'd say I average between 92-95 words per minute. I topped out once around 98. Haven't broke triple digits yet, but I'm working on it.

Offline Magna224

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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 19:23:21 »
I vary from the 50-65 WPM range. My typing style is odd and keys I don't use often sometimes mess me up. My maximum ever was somewhere in the 90s in high school.
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Offline Playtrumpet

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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 21:15:25 »
I can maintain a standard/easy literary text for 5 minutes at 108 WPM apparently. I'd say that's actually a good estimate of my current average with Dvorak.
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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 18 November 2011, 22:09:44 »
Quote from: Playtrumpet;455229
I can maintain an standard/easy literary text for 5 minutes at 108 WPM apparently. I'd say that's actually a good estimate of my current average with Dvorak.

very impressive :-) . To reach such spead you must spend severals hours typing (straight hours) per day. Let me guess you are a writter :-)
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« Reply #30 on: Sat, 19 November 2011, 09:37:56 »
Quote from: cactux;455256
very impressive :-) . To reach such spead you must spend severals hours typing (straight hours) per day. Let me guess you are a writter :-)

I wish. I just love typing. Maybe some day I'll start a novel or a script, but I can't guarantee finishing anything.
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Offline iindigo

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 19 November 2011, 09:42:04 »
How can I increase my accuracy? I can obviously touch type pretty well, as seen in my last post, but I find myself fumbling and striking the wrong keys way too much. It's slowing me down.

Offline Tony

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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 20 November 2011, 01:12:56 »
To improve accuracy you can try to type slower and achieve 98+% or even 100% accuracy. Then you slowly increase the speed.
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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 02:25:24 »
I think the 5 minute test on hi-games is an accurate reflection of one's true average. So saying, I currently believe I average 100 wpm now (yes, I got a 100 wpm on the 5 minute test there).
hi-games(dot)net/typing-test,300/watch?u=4557

I also have an average of 111 wpm based on 48 tests I have taken so far on speedtest - ten - fingers site:
profile(dot)10-fast-fingers(dot)com/1476/Maestro
(Although my best score is only 123, which I've gotten multiple times. Ps: I attribute this 'low' high score, for me anyway, to my predisposition of favouring english sentences over non-sensical random words.)


I seem to average anywhere between 100-110 wpm on typeracer without race-selection and have even got as high as 131 wpm with race selection. (last ten races average, of course). My best race on typeracer was 161 wpm on a 2 line quote.


Also I don't seem to do too badly in the endurance tests, past a certain point, as can be seen with the 95 wpm I got on the 50 minutes (yes, that's right 50 minutes non-stop!) test on hi-games.
hi-games(dot)net/typing-test,3000/watch?u=4557


There you have it, those tests kind of show the whole story of me as a typist, but what they don't tell you is that I am also a very inaccurate and fumbling  and nervous typist (but I guess, who isn't while taking those texts?).
I am trying to bring these problems down to improve further. Also I feel this laptop keyboard on which I type is holding me back a lot from truly achieving my dream wpm of 150 (on average). I hope to save enough money to buy a mechanical keyboard one of these days.

(Ps: I placed the dots instead of providing the actual url's with .'s instead, cause the site was not letting me publish the actual urls.)

Offline Foodmanchew

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 06:27:07 »
You typed 161WPM on a laptop keyboard!? O_O

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 07:56:30 »
Well, 161 wpm is my best race on typeracer, yes.
I actually have exceeded that a good couple of times while practicing with an offline typing software.
And yes, all those were done on a laptop keyboard (with very "small"  and close together laptop keys to boot).
But I'm sure there are more people who can achieve high scores on a laptop keyboard. I personally know a couple of guys who are much faster (on average) and use laptop keyboards. (Although neither of their keyboards are as small as mine, comparitively).

Anyways, I really hope to get my hand on a "real keyboard" soon. This laptop keyboard is really making me extremely error prone.

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 09:33:12 »
My WPM count has been around 50 since my High School days. It's never gotten higher, and I'm okay with that. I can go higher if I press myself but that leads to RSI.

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Offline freddie2065

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 30 November 2011, 13:20:19 »
Mine WPM is about 25 , God i really have a lot of practice to do judging from all the remarkable speeds you acheive guys:sad:

Offline Gin

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 30 November 2011, 14:29:30 »
92
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Did the 5 minute test 3 times.

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 30 November 2011, 14:38:56 »
For semi-extended periods, I generally sit around 85-90. For minute-long bursts I sit a bit over 110. Not amazing, but certainly a fair enough speed. My bottleneck is more not having enough stuff to be able to type than not being able to type quick enough.
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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 30 November 2011, 14:44:01 »
Between 90 and 110, depending on my mood. My top is currently 131 at typeracer.


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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 30 November 2011, 19:54:42 »
I love typeracer. I've maxed like 100 wpm sometimes but average like 80ish.

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Offline Daniel Beaver

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 30 November 2011, 20:13:15 »
I really dig that hi-games typing game. I got 71 wpm on the 5 minute test.

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 01 December 2011, 01:04:07 »
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Mine WPM is about 25 , God i really have a lot of practice to do judging from all the remarkable speeds you acheive guys:sad:
In highschool, mine was 17 keystrokes per minute.

Offline Tony

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 01 December 2011, 01:26:48 »
Here are two typing games you might enjoy. It is like typing tests and drills, but you can do it offline.


[video=youtube;2Ki2-nKIXn8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ki2-nKIXn8[/video]

Typing of the Dead
http://www.mediafire.com/?39n09opm4zqf7uo
Note: you should go to Options and set the keyboard type to US after installing it.


[video=youtube;5S4KpCkHDqM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4KpCkHDqM[/video]

Typer Shark Deluxe
http://www.mediafire.com/?3iytml19xm9
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Offline RetroHollywood

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 02 December 2011, 15:23:01 »
60-65 on copied text.  75-85 on memorized text.  I have the bad habit of needing to look at the keyboard when I type, even though I don't actually need to see the letters.

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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 02 December 2011, 17:19:04 »
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60-65 on copied text.  75-85 on memorized text.  I have the bad habit of needing to look at the keyboard when I type, even though I don't actually need to see the letters.

Same here, though I'm trying to break it. Also, I type much faster with memorized text or anything I come up with (like a paper, etc). Also, I do much better with copied text that is written in a similar style as my own.

Finally: are you my typing dopperganger? My numbers are pretty similar to yours as well.

Offline fireball87

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« Reply #48 on: Fri, 02 December 2011, 18:05:51 »
This'll drop like a rock for colemak in a few months, but.

These tests were all done right after I got this keyboard (my first personal mech, first cherry blues, whatever), so it is likely my results may improve a tad still.

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Offline winterbear

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« Reply #49 on: Sat, 03 December 2011, 01:43:03 »
According to the site, it says I hit in the 70 range (done twice, 1 minute test, 76 and 78). On speedtest (the one with the string of unconnected words, I get around 80-90s.)

But ultimately I don't think it really matters because I end up slowly typing anyway when I am actually typing my essays anyway :/
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